Author Archives: Amy Ryland

Rolling with Saskia, Commercial Director at Lekker Bikes

Lekker Bikes

We chat with Saskia from Lekker bikes about the bikes, the brand, parenting and of course the challenges of running a business. Who is behind Lekker Bikes? LEKKER Bikes was founded by Meindert Wolfraad. Meindert travelled to Australia from Amsterdam for a gap year in ‘09 after his studies. His first stop was Bondi Beach! […]


Science Mums

Nine scientists and mothers—including Dr Melissa Burt and Dr Rosimar Rios-Berrios—have joined forces to teach other mums about climate change. Describe yourselves.  Mel: I have a five-year-old daughter, Mia, and we live in Fort Collins in Colorado with my husband, Stacy. I work as an atmospheric scientist, and my research focuses on the Arctic and […]

Making Monsters

Making Monsters - Delphine

Here’s some fun Monster Activities for the kids these school holidays. Hit download and go make yourself a cuppa. illustrations by Delphine Durand ///


Pistachio cake

(+ Mascarpone Cream!) A lovely cake for a party, and the perfect canvas for flower decorations. It’s also gluten-free and can be made without the frosting for a dairy-free version. This cake is topped with geraniums, pansies, nasturtiums, clover and cosmos.  For the cake: • 180g / 6.3oz sugar • 180g / 6.3oz butter at […]

Re-wilding with Claire Dunn

Claire Dunn - Rewilding

On a mission to deeply reconnect with nature, author and wildness expert Claire Dunn went to live in the bush for twelve months, with only the clothes on her back. Now a city dweller, Claire is showing, through her latest research, that you can re-wild yourself anywhere, even in your own backyard. Tell us a […]

Dinners on us! Handrolled Pici with a Simple Tomato Sauce

Dinners on us! Julia Ostro Simple Pasta Dish

Here’s a delicious dish from one of our faves @juliaostro – keeping dinners interesting and the kids happy! (serves 4–6) PICI DOUGH• 400g / 14oz tipo 00 or plain flour• sea salt• 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil• semolina flour (semola rimacinata di grano duro), for dusting TOMATO SAUCE• 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil• 4 French […]

Hear The Cry Of Youth

Hear The Cry Of Youth

Photographer Carine Thévenau has been taking pictures since she was eight years old. Her most recent doco series was motivated by her desire to photograph what really matters. The Young Ones. How did this shoot come about? I started to think about the light we shine on people through the camera and how influential the […]

How to talk to kids about climate change.

Kids + Climate Change

While adults have news bulletins, films like An Inconvenient Truth and books such as Tim Flannery’s The Weather Makers to draw on for knowledge on climate change, what about kids?  How do you even begin to address an issue as monumental as the impacts of climate change? Walking a fine line between being well-informed about […]

Women in business: Meet Bec


As a mother of teenage boys Bec navigated countless sleep-overs, picnics, sporting events and beach trips, mostly in absolute discomfort. Inspired by a need to be comfortable whenever she was driven Bec to invent GlamSwag; a soft, feather-packed portable bed.  We interviewed four super women in business to understand what drives them to do what they do […]

Women in business: meet victoria


As Pampa’s co-founder and Global Director, Vicky is passionate about sustainable practices and loves working closely with artisans to help empower remote communities and preserve traditional knowledge and craftsmanship. Everything she designs and photographs is influenced by her love of the natural world and her desire to communicate a sense of place.  We interviewed four super […]

Women in business: Meet Harriet

Mountain Culture

Harriet has two passions in life: beer and mountains. So she and her husband spent two years travelling across the world, exploring the best of both until they finally decided it was time to get a real job. So with a lot of hard work they launched Mountain Culture, a brewpub that fast became one […]

Women in business: Meet Danielle

Sienna Nail polish

When Danielle Egan couldn’t find a non-toxic nail polish, she decided to make one herself. After seeking the advice of a chemist friend and assembling the ingredients, Sienna was born. We interviewed four super women in business to understand what drives them to do what they do and what lessons they learnt along the way. […]